Houseplants forum: My indoor garden

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Name: Joy Belyea
Fredericton NB Canada
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agedgardener
Apr 5, 2011 3:41 PM CST
The weather is still wet and cold. My outdoor garden and pond are a mess. I try not to look at them.With the long winters we have up here in Canada I grow an indoor garden to keep my spirits up.I am living in a granny apt. and only have two large window to grow them in.It gets crowded.Here is what it looks like today JOY
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
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Perennialgirl
Apr 6, 2011 10:53 AM CST
Joy can't wait to see pictures!
Name: Joy Belyea
Fredericton NB Canada
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agedgardener
Apr 7, 2011 8:17 AM CST
I thought I had posted them.I need instructions in order to post pictures on Cubits.JOY
Name: Joy Belyea
Fredericton NB Canada
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agedgardener
Apr 7, 2011 8:27 AM CST
I'll try again JOYThumb of 2011-04-07/agedgardener/3d748f
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Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
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Perennialgirl
Apr 7, 2011 11:22 AM CST
Joy luv your bougie and your orchids! Your cat is a cutie!!
Name: Sandra Holloway
Texas
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sanandreyas70
May 10, 2011 10:56 PM CST
Wow, i love them!! What is the yellow one about to bloom? The orchids are wonderful...i could use some tips on keeping them alive...my daughter sent me an orchid for Mother's Day.....the last one i bought died in 2 weeks..not sure what i did wrong.
Sandra :)
Name: Joy Belyea
Fredericton NB Canada
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agedgardener
May 11, 2011 3:49 PM CST
Sandra you may have killed it with kindness.They require very little water and temperatures that we like.JOY
Name: Sandra Holloway
Texas
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sanandreyas70
May 14, 2011 1:24 AM CST
LOL, agedgardener....i haven't watered yet....to afraid i'll over water....do i just spray the mossy stuff or do i maybe pour an ounce? What is your suggestion?
Sandra :)

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dogpack
Mar 19, 2012 9:22 AM CST
I've researched orchids and so far they seem like a good drenching about every 7 to 10 days and then allowed to dry out. The medium should stay moist until the next watering or only be partially dry is ok. but, orchids do not like their feet wet al all. having water in the bottom of the pot is a death sentence. They also like high humidity so misting well one to 2 times a day is appreciated by them. Good air circulation is a necessity. They either grow on or in the forest floor debris which means they can tolorate lower light or they grow in the trees where they get more light. their food comes from excrement which runs down the tree trunks passing the roots. usually they require very, very light feeding and most ofternonly during the growing season. repotting isn't required usually until their roots are starting to out grow the pot and should be done after the bloom falls off or the bloom spike is dying back. the catch is some orchids bloom along the spike several times so check the type and how it blooms. Some orchids have babies by sending a spike out from the base aREA AND IT LOOKS LIKE AN ARM WITH A MITTEN. tHIS IS WHAT i REMEMBER RIGHT NOW. OOps hit the cpas lock by accident.

Be careful with the amount of light, water, and as long as the temp is generally what you like the orchis should be ok. Oh yeah! Temperature! Some orchids need cool temps in order to sense a change of seasons before they will bloom.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 19, 2012 9:51 AM CST
Love your indoor garden Joy! Reminds me of my own little indoor garden as well when we used to live in Winnipeg. Big Grin I remember craving a lot for something green and warm to my eyes other than the pine trees covered by the white stuff for 6 months..hence the indoor garden, luckily I have similar big windows then that makes it a good area to place the plants.

You have very beautiful Phalaenopsis Lovey dubby Lovey dubby A true indoor charmer! I like them when they are in bloom..blooms last so long!

drewtoby
May 30, 2012 7:33 PM CST
Glad to see the weather has not deterred you from gardening!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 31, 2012 4:38 PM CST
Joy:

Your indoor garden looks like a beautiful indoor tropical paradise ... great growing!! The Phal Orchids are really pretty and I'd love to know the name of that big Lily with the yellow bud. Is it an Amaryllis or perhaps Clivia?
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Name: Cora
Alpharetta/Jonh's Creek, Ga. (Zone 7b)
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CoraBarner
Jun 1, 2012 12:20 PM CST
Your indoor garden looks so lovely. Wish I have an indoor garden.
Thank you for sharing.

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